Today in History: Charles Edward Anderson–Meteorologist was Born
On this day August 13, 1919 Charles Edward Anderson, was born on a farm in University City, near St. Louis, Missouri.
He graduated as Valedictorian from Sumner High School in 1937 and received a Bachelor of Science from Lincoln University in 1941.
He was certified in Meteorology (master’s degree) from the University of Chicago in 1943.
Charles Anderson also earned a Master of Science in Chemistry in 1948 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York.
In 1960, Mr. Anderson earned a Ph.D. in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Meteorology.
Dr. Anderson worked at the Chief Cloud Physics Branch at the Air Force Cambridge Research Center in Massachusetts from 1948 to 1961.